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Pinellas officials want feedback on budget cutbacks

North Pinellas

More cutbacks are coming, so speak up now

Pinellas County government is being forced to downsize because of the economic downturn. As a result, programs and services provided to residents will be affected. The public is invited to provide feedback to county officials and staff at an information meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Palm Harbor University High School, 1900 Omaha St. It is the first of three such meetings in the county. The others are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 23 at Osceola High School, 9751 98th St. N, Seminole, and March 26 at Gibbs High School, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. For more information, visit or call (727) 464-3000.


Elders compete for 'Senior Idol' title

Twelve seniors — all 55 and older — will compete in the Bright Stars Senior Idol on Monday night at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Finalists were chosen after competing in regional contests throughout the Tampa Bay area. On Monday, the winner will earn the title of "Bright Stars Senior Idol" and a $1,000 cash prize. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6. Former Bay News 9 anchor Jen Holloway will host the show. It will air on Tampa Bay on Demand Ch. 340 from March 23 to April 6. Bright House Networks customers can select the winner on www.tampabay.mybright

You'll smile, they'll wag their tails

Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will hold a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 2625 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. For information on fostering, visit

Use your radio voice at auditions

The West Coast Players will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Monday for its production of Radio Show, a re-creation of radio programs from the golden days of radio. Included in the cast will be two men for Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine, one man and one woman for a skit by Don Ameche and Frances Langford, as well as four men and about eight women for the featured show, Sorry, Wrong Number. A second evening of auditions will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at the Regency Oaks in Clearwater. For information, e-mail

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